Life on the road has allowed us the privilege of meeting some amazing people. Yvonne and Frank are on that list. They have opened their home to us, fed us and encouraged us along the way. Frank is a veteran and Yvonne has a gift for making delicious and beautiful baked goods. We love them and think you will too. You can place orders via the link below. https://m.facebook.com/vonfrankcreations/
Many years ago, a teenage Jon Hively went to Creation festival with his youth group. He got up early one morning to lay out the tarp for his group (if you’ve been there, you get it). It was there all alone on that hill, that God lit a fire in him. He felt a clear push to learn how to play bass guitar and use it for the Lord. Jon followed through and has played bass in Ashes Remain for the last 15 years. Any impact we’ve had on this world, Jon has been a part of it. God spoke and he listened. Tomorrow, we will play Creation for the third time. It reminds us that God has plans... for us and you!
It’s easy for a band to think that their music isn’t making an impact. Last night in Mannheim, Pennsylvania we were reminded that this is a calling and it matters. We were blessed to meet a couple who traveled from middle Tennessee, as well as a couple who traveled from Riverside, California... just to attend an AR show. It reminded us that music is powerful. For over 15 years we have been able to connect with so many of you... on the road, through the radio and online. You... every last one of you are the “why” behind what we do. Music has changed the 5 of us and continues to do so. We are truly honored to be a part of your daily journeys and as long as you all keep coming to see us, we will keep on touring. It’s time to plan a fall tour. If you are a promoter or know someone who is, please reach out to us. Let’s share some songs and life together!
Check out an interview Josh did with Jesusfreakhideout.com. https://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/podcasts/Episode007.asp
We love Eric Van Zant and many of you probably already do too. He’s looking to partner with people who love honest music from the heart. He’s taking chances and following his own path. Would you take a minute, click on the link and hear him out? If it sounds like something you want to be a part of it, help him out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1391554648/the-van-zant-project?ref=project_build
"Let The Light In" is up for the Amp Award (Rock Album Of The Year) at the We Love Christian Music Awards! If you haven't yet, throw us a vote right here: newreleasetoday.com/weloveawards_vote.php (Psst.... you can vote as many times as you want, so feel free to go crazy. 😉) What was your favorite song off Let The Light In?
Josh had a chance to sit down with NewReleaseToday recently. They shot an acoustic video for "All Of Me" which you can check out now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G41b30k16c&feature=youtu.be
Josh here... someone recently asked me why I chose to pursue music over a “normal 9-5” career. The truth is, I’ve never paid my bills with music and always had to work in addition to making music to support my family. I know... I’m not supposed to tell you that. I’m supposed to promote the illusion that we are international rockstars and sleep on piles of money. I technically could sleep on a pile of money, but it would be made entirely of pennies and we would have to skip a few meals... I’m getting off track. My point is, I don’t feel like I ever chose music. I believe I need to make music it’s cheesy but, I honestly believe it’s part who I am. I also, know what a difference music has made in my life. I can’t imagine a world without it. There are countless reasons to love music. It means so many different things to different people. I want to know, what does music mean to you?